Studentships / Bursaries
Darwin is very grateful to the donors and sponsors who have made these awards possible. If you wish to discuss donating towards new or existing student support initiatives, please contact the Development Office.
Darwin/ESRC Studentship 2018-19
For 2018-19 entry Darwin is funding a new shared MPhil and PhD doctoral training award (1+3) in partnership with the ESRC. Preference will be given to applicants who have listed Darwin as their first-choice College when two (or more) candidates are of equal academic merit.
Darwin Newton Trust Awards 2018-19
In collaboration with the Newton Trust, Darwin College is offering three awards worth £12,000 each for MPhil students in the academic year 2018-19. Only UK (Home) students are eligible for these awards, and preference is given to those who declare their intention of continuing to the PhD. All UK candidates who indicate that they are applying for funding and whose applications are received by the University's funding deadline (4 January 2018) will be considered for these awards, which are allocated on the basis of a University-wide competition. Applications for these awards are made via the University's standard postgraduate application process.
Darwin Santander Bursaries 2018-19
Darwin College offers three such Bursaries of £3,000 each. These are tenable in any subject and are open to students of any nationality. A first class degree or its equivalent is essential, and preference is given to students who place Darwin as first choice on their formal application to the University. Only students coming into their first year of study are eligible. The awards are for one year only and cannot be renewed. Applications (on the formal application form.pdf) must reach the College by 31 July 2018.
Darwin Philosophy Studentship(s) 2018-19
Darwin College offers annually, by competition, one or more Philosophy Studentships of up to £6,000 to students commencing graduate work in the Faculty of Philosophy. Other things being equal, preference will be given to UK students. The award is for students to study at Darwin College. Applications are welcome from students applying to Darwin, or from students who, if applying to other Colleges, are prepared to apply to transfer to Darwin. No special application forms are necessary, and all those eligible will be considered from information contained in their original application to the University. The tenure of the award is for one year, but holders may be considered in subsequent years.
Geoffrey Fisk Scholarship 2018-19
Darwin College offers annually, by competition, one or more Geoffrey Fisk Scholarships of up to £6,000 to students studying the medical sciences broadly defined with an emphasis where and when possible on orthopaedics. Applications are welcome from students applying to Darwin, or from students who, if applying to other Colleges, are prepared to apply to transfer to Darwin. The tenure of the award is for one year, but holders may be considered in subsequent years. Written applications to the Dean (email@example.com) should include a personal statement and CV. The panel meets to consider applicaitons in August.
Darwin Vargas Scholarship
Darwin College offers a Vargas Scholarship which provides all approved fees and maintenance for up to four years. Only Venezuelan citizens studying for the PhD (or MPhil leading to PhD) in medicine (or possibly related subjects) are eligible. Applicants should apply in writing by email in the first instance directly to the Dean of the College as the studentship is not always available (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Details of the various awards, scholarships, hardship funds and other student support funds can be found in the online directory of awards and funds administered by the University (including departments, faculties, colleges, central offices and other internal sponsors).
To search the database, go to Cambridge Funding Search: http://www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk/
Darwin Hardship Funding
The College has funds to help with financial emergencies which can occur once a student is already in Cambridge.